After Tom Schwartz had an onscreen romance with Katie Flood on Winter House, the Vanderpump Rules star revealed his ex-wife Katie Maloney’s feelings……Read more
Unlike Las Vegas, what happens on Winter House doesn’t necessarily stay there.
So when Vanderpump Rules’ Tom Schwartz and Below Deck‘s Katie Flood had an onscreen romance on the Bravo show, Schwartz’s ex-wife Katie Maloney was privy to all the details. And her reaction may surprise you.
“She was very supportive,” the TomTom co-owner exclusively told E! News’ Francesca Amiker. “Somewhere in the back of my mind I thought she was going to be annoyed or just disappointed that I’d had a romance on camera. Even though at that point we had been separated for a year. And again a very healthy, amicable separation.”
Well, sort of. “Okay there was a few bumps along the way, if you watched [Vanderpump] last season,” he added with a laugh. “But for the most part it’s all love with me and Katie and I’m always rooting for her. And she’s crushing life right now. It makes me happy to see her just thriving.”
Schwartz is happy, too. Especially after connecting with Flood on Winter House. (Yes, they acknowledged the commonality of her name and his ex’s moniker.)
“She’s obviously beautiful, on the surface” Schwartz told E! of Flood. “But she has a great sensibility. She’s self-deprecating, she’s really funny. And she’s got a lot of humility, too. We kind of got a little spark going and we had some chemistry.”
But has their romance carried through the changing seasons?
“I think we’re really good friends,” Schwartz revealed. “We haven’t like friend-zoned each other, we stay in touch.”
Another good friend he’s spending time with? Tom Sandoval, of course. After all, following the VPR‘s explosive season 10—which saw Sandoval and Raquel Leviss’ affair come to light—both Toms are single.
And ready to mingle. As long as it’s not a blind date.
“Tom knows I don’t like being set up,” Schwartz said. “I have some sort of innate opposition to it.”
But if he were to set Sandoval up, Schwartz said he’d be looking for “somebody who just gets Tom Sandoval. Because he’s not for everybody.”
To see what the Toms, Maloney and the rest of the Vanderpump Rules cast have been up to since the wrap of season 10, keep reading.
After revealing she was seeking mental health treatment in early April, Raquel Leviss remains in an undisclosed facility.
“She is a young woman that is and has been remorseful for her actions and has apologized repeatedly,” a source close to Leviss told E! earlier this month. “Her treatment is helping her learn the basis of her decisions and to grow from her mistakes with the hope of making better choices and becoming a better person.”
One day after the shocking season 10 finale concluded, Lala Kent admitted she regretted going in so hard on Raquel over her affair with Sandoval.
“I felt dirty,” Kent told TMZ June 8. “After watching last night when she had finally had the breakdown—just as a human, because for me, it’s a reality TV show—I feel like we’re all, kind of, playing the same game. But when I watched that, I was like, ‘Oh, we’re maybe dealing with someone who maybe shouldn’t be on this type of platform.'”
As Bravoholics saw on season 10, Madix and Katie Maloney are opening a new sandwich shop named Something About Her just a few doors down from SUR in West Hollywood.
In several Instagram Stories posted June 12, Maloney gave fans a tour inside the new eatery as she worked on finishing the final touches before it opens this summer. Maloney and Madix have also been selling Something About Her merchandise on their website.
On June 18, Maloney debuted a new short haircut inspired by “Torn” singer Natalie Imbruglia ahead of filming season 11.
In May, it was rumored Sandoval had moved on after he was photographed with Texas-based influencer Karlee Hale. However, the reality star’s rep firmly denied anything romantic was going on.
“They are not dating,” his team told E! News in a statement. “She’s a friend. He was performing in Austin and stayed a few extra days to enjoy the city.”
Kent, Maloney and Kristina Kelly reunited with former VPR co-star and longtime BFF Stassi Schroeder for a girls night out in June.
Maloney, the only childless member of the friend group, joked on Instagram, “They talked about heavy flows and leaky tits while I sipped on Pinot Noir. #momfriends.”
The biggest transformation since season 10 ended? Shay’s husband Broke Davies cut his long hair! The Aussie star debuted a shorter ‘do before his birthday in June.
Scheana honored her other half on his special day. “Happy birthday to the husband who makes me happy!” the mom of Summer Moon, 2, wrote on Instagram June 15. “@brock__davies you are the most incredible father and partner to us. I love you so much it literally hurts. Thank you for being you honey. Cheers to many more!”
Madix, who turned 38 on June 24, celebrated her first post-Scandoval birthday with Wai, Maloney, Shay and more close friends. The fitness coach even cooked a six-course meal for his lady.
On July 6, Sandoval was spotted filming Vanderpump Rules for the first time since shooting on season 11 started in June.
The TomTom co-owner was all smiles as he dropped off a flower arrangement to Lisa Vanderpump at her now-closed West Hollywood restaurant Pump. Tom, dressed in jeans, a light blue sweater and sunglasses, was photographed arriving with the gift before Lisa left the former hot-spot as cameras rolled on the two.
After weeks of rumors, Madix and Dancing With the Stars judge Derek Hough announced on July 7 that she is joining season 32.
“That’s right, say ‘goodbye’ to the drama and ‘hello’ to the dance floor,” Hough said in the video before the two shouted in unison, “Let’s dance!”
In the wake of VPR‘s huge Scandoval success, Bravo exploring a Vanderpump Rules spin-off focused on alums Jax Taylor, Brittany Cartwright and Kristen Doute, an insider told E! News in June.
On July 11, Peacock announced Madix will make a special guest appearance on season five of the dating competition Love Island USA.
As VPR fans surely remember, Sandoval infamously criticized her for spending hours binging Love Island amid their breakup during season 10. Now, Madix is having the last laugh by entering the villa.